Onboard the Ocean Viking in the Mediterranean – Forty-two-year old Florent* took off his life jacket, knelt to the floor of the Ocean Viking, a migrant rescue vessel, and let out a roar.
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said it had documented 647 civilian casualties since last April, when Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli began.
On 11 November 2019, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch submitted a joint third-party intervention to the European Court of Human Rights in a case involving Libya’s abuses against migrants during operations at sea and upon return to the country in November 2017.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Saturday that it needs 14.8 million dollars to fund basic and life-saving services in Libya.
Warring parties in the ongoing battle for Tripoli have killed and maimed scores of civilians by launching indiscriminate attacks and using a range of inaccurate explosive weapons in populated urban areas, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.
The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj has called on the UNSMIL to take vital actions as opposed to statements of condemnation to protect civilians in Tripoli against the repeated attacks on residential areas by Khalifa Haftar’s forces.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that children continue to suffer from various forms of malnutrition, due to conflicts in several countries, including Libya.
The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Yacoub El Hillo, strongly condemned all attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Libya.
“We can amend the Skhirat agreement if this would create a breakthrough,” said UN envoy Ghassan Salamé, told London-based newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, Sunday.
Since April, about 19 families, mostly Sudanese from Darfur, have been taking refuge in an improvised camp.